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4 suspected Ga. militia members charged in plot

Feds charge 4 suspected Ga. militia members with plotting to buy explosives, make deadly toxin By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) ' Four suspected members of a fringe north Georgia militia group have been charged with plotting to buy explosives and planning to manufacture a deadly toxin to attack government officials.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday the four were part of a group that tried to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer and plotted to manufacture a biological toxin called ricin.

The four are: 73-year-old Frederick Thomas, 67-year-old Dan Roberts, 65-year-old Ray Adams and 68-year-old Samuel Crump. They live in Cleveland and Toccoa.



Two are charged with purchasing what they believed to be explosives and a silencer. The other two are accused of taking steps to produce the toxin.

In an interview with the AP, Thomas' wife Charlotte called the charges "baloney."

Attorneys for the four were not immediately identified.


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